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Harris County TX Inmate Processing Center

County Jail

Last Updated: January 29, 2022
1201 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002

Harris Co Inmate Processing is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Harris County TX Inmate Processing Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 713-755-6044

The Harris County TX Inmate Processing Center is a medium-security detention center located at 1201 Commerce St Houston, TX which is operated locally by the Harris County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Harris County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Houston Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

How does an inmate make a phone call? Inmates at the Harris County Jail are not allowed to receive phone calls.

Inmates can place collect calls to phone numbers where collect calls are not restricted.

Advance Pay Calls: Advance Pay accounts are set up by the party receiving the calls, allowing them to do so even if their phone number restricts collect calls. Here’s how it works:

  • The party receiving the calls should contact Securus at 1-800-844-6591 to obtain instructions on how to establish an Advance Pay account
  • The inmate dials the phone number
  • The system determines if an Advance Pay account exists and if so, places the call
  • The receiving party must accept the call by following the automated instructions
  • The cost of the call is deducted from the Advance Pay account balance
  • if you're paying more than $3.15 per call - click here to get the lower rates

Jail Phone Call Rules:

  • Calls may be recorded and/or monitored
  • Any attempt to call transfer or conference call will disconnect the call
  • Calls to some phone numbers may be restricted by the jail for security reasons

Inmate Locator

Harris County TX Inmate Processing Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Harris County TX Inmate Processing Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 713-755-6044.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Harris County Inmate Processing-Franklin - Visitation

Visiting Schedule

DAYS TIMES Monday NO VISITS Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Thursday NO VISITS Friday NO VISITS Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Sunday 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)

Harris County Sheriff's Office Jail Locations

ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER 701 N. San Jacinto Street (713) 755-8430 711 N. San Jacinto Street (713) 755-1188 1200 Baker Street (713) 755-7484 1307 Baker Street (713) 755-2400

Visitation is a privilege. Visits may be denied, revoked or limited when the visit would threaten safety, security or good order of the facility or when visitation rules are not followed. Visitation privileges may be suspended or terminated for inappropriate behavior or misuse of the visitation system. With the exception of privileged visits, visitation will be monitored by Detention personnel. It is a criminal act for a person to provide or possess with the intent to provide an inmate a prohibited substance or item (Texas Penal Code 38.11).


  • Visiting an inmate begins by entering the main lobby of the jail where the inmate is housed.
  • Inmates are allowed one 20-minute visit per visitation day
  • All visitors (17 years of age or older) must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph
  • Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (17 years of age or older)
  • Up to 2 adults and 2 children may visit an inmate
  • Attorneys may visit inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • No minister visits will be allowed at any jail location from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • No video or audio recordings are permitted.

Acceptable Identification

  • All identification shall have a photo permanently affixed, and shall not exhibit any signs of alteration or tampering.
  • Any valid driver’s license or identification card issued from any U.S. state
  • Expired driver license or identification card may be used if it is accompanied by a valid Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) temporary permit or renewal slip. NOTE: Texas DPS renewal slips and temporary permits are only valid with a credible photo ID in support of the renewal certificate (Credible photo ID is at the discretion of the on duty Operations Section Supervisor and should be scrutinized carefully)
  • U.S. Military identification, to include dependent identification
  • United States Passport
  • Official Consulate identification cards issued by the following countries or their Consular Offices
    • Mexico (May be referred to as a Matricular Consular card)
    • Guatemala
  • Foreign Nationals
    • U. S. issued valid entry or work visa
    • Foreign passports with valid entry visa
    • I-94 authorization to travel inside the border beyond 25 miles and 72 hours
      • U.S. Border Crossing Card with required I-94
      • Foreign passports with I-94
    • Immigration identification (ICE issued).
      • Resident alien card
      • Naturalization certificate
      • Employment authorization card
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice—Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID) Inmate Identification Card
  • Harris County Offender Card
  • Other government issued forms of photo identification as approved by the on-duty Operations Section Supervisor

Unacceptable Identification

  • Any identification which is altered in any manner
  • Any expired state driver’s license or identification card without renewal slip
  • Any photocopied identification
  • Any credit cards
  • Social Security cards
  • Birth and/or Marriage Certificates

Prohibited Items

  • Visitors are not allowed to bring any items when visiting an inmate. All items including, purses, wallets, bags, mobile phones, recording devices, writing instruments, weapons, etc. are prohibited. There are storage lockers in the lobby. You will only be allowed to have the locker key with you when visiting an inmate
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • No packages, mail, or photographs may be left for an inmate

Dress Code (Visitors must abide by the dress code or visitation will be denied)

  • No revealing and/or see-through clothing
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm
  • No spandex or tights without shorts/skirt
  • No dress/skirts/shorts above mid-thigh
  • No clothing displaying obscene or offensive language, drawings or gang affiliation

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